Frequently Asked Questions
What are the symptoms and signs of eczema?
What to look for:
- Dry, sensitive skin
- Inflamed, discolored skin
- Rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin
- Oozing or crusting
- Areas of swelling
How can you tell if you have eczema?
- The red patches of skin may be covered in raised bumps that look like goosebumps.
- The affected skin may thicken or develop knots.
- The color may be darker or lighter depending on the type of eczema, how long it has been affecting you, or how serious the flare up is.
How can you relieve the symptoms of eczema?
Treatment - Atopic eczema
- Self care. As well as the treatments mentioned above, there are things you can do yourself to help ease your symptoms and prevent further problems.
- Emollients. ...
- Topical corticosteroids. ...
- Antihistamines. ...
- Bandages and wet wraps. ...
- Corticosteroid tablets. ...
- Seeing a specialist. ...
- Complementary therapies. ...
How to recognize eczema symptoms?
a yellow crust on the skin surface or small yellowish-white spots appearing in the eczema. the skin becoming swollen and sore. feeling hot and shivery and generally feeling unwell. See a doctor as soon as possible if you think your or your child's skin may have become infected.